Why Reading Non-Fiction is Important

Kavya Kothiyal
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Reading engages the mind and therefore it is recommended to read daily as it reduces stress. Independent reading contributes to enhancing reading skills. Reading helps improve vocabulary, become more proficient. Reading non-fiction means enjoying the reality. Non-fiction has its own flavour. It’s like having a conversation with the writer. It enables one to think outside the box and to create own ideas.


Some benefits of reading non-fiction:

1) One understands the reality after reading non-fiction. While fiction, sometimes takes you to the imaginative world, non-fiction unfolds the reality you get to know real people and their lives.

2) Non-fiction enlightens one with a specific idea of subjectivity. It also gives knowledge in a specific subject which helps in learning new things.

3) It provides you with facts. It gives the true picture of the surroundings.

4) Non-fiction helps in making readers practical. People tend to think practically using facts and hence become subjective.

5) Non-fiction expands the reader's horizon. It makes one smarter to understand the real-life concepts.


6) Reading non-fiction helps in discussions, debates, etc.

7) It helps in expanding the thought process and allows you to form your own arguments. You then tend to re-evaluate and re-assess the situations in life which make you more practical.

8) Non-fiction makes one curious to know things. It helps in improving the ability to perceive the situations and contradict ideas with your own intellect.

9) It helps in doing the mental assignment than in giving you mental relaxation. It is different as it provokes one to use their minds and formulate the path of understanding.

10) Last but not the least, reading non-fiction makes you feel like more of a student who is ready to learn and understand the reality and know the subject.

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